A trip to Santa Fe in August is always one worth making as there are so many great events taking place! August is our busiest month and with plenty of events for both young and old there is no reason not to make the most of your time in Santa Fe.
Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show
For over 60 years, Girls Inc. has been inspiring young girls to be strong, smart and bold. This organization has developed a wonderful program to give girls the tools they need to succeed. Now here is your chance to support them too! Held on August 1st & 2nd at the historic Santa Fe Plaza, over 150 national and local artists will showcase their work at the Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show. This is the 3rd largest market at the Santa Fe Plaza! Visitors will find a rich mix of fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metal work, wood work, photography, specialty foods, and much more! Proceeds from artist booth fees will benefit the Girls Inc. organization. Learn more!
Summer Festival & Wild West Adventures
The Wild West fascinates many people who come to the city and this is the chance to find out more about what life was really like back then. The event is held at El Rancho de las Golondrinas on August 1st & 2nd and you’ll get to meet quite an array of characters from the lawmen who kept everyone safe to the desperados that made life much more interesting. You will get to hear stories from the time period and there is always the opportunity to pick up a souvenir or two from one of the many vendors here. On both days of the festival there is a Peruvian Paso Horse show and demonstration. The event starts at 10am each day and runs until 4pm. Tickets for adults cost just $8, for seniors and teens they are $6 and kids aged 12 and under get in for free. Check out the official website here.
Hands on History
Mark your calendars for August 15th! Held at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the “Hands on History” event is your chance to broaden your horizons and pick up a new skill – or two! You can take up colcha embroidery, learn how to make a bow, become a tin-smithy or start on leather work. There are also plenty of other skills to choose from. With whatever you choose to engage in, you’ll be trained by a fully qualified and experienced instructor. This is the first time that this event has been held so be sure not to miss out! The event starts at 10am and runs until 4pm. Keep an eye on the official website for details on tickets and entry.
Santa Fe Indian Market
A run-down of events in August is definitely not complete without mention of the Indian Market. This market is now in its 93rd year and is designed to showcase Indian culture and crafts. It is the largest event of its kind in this part of the world. Always held on the third weekend in August, this year’s event is August 22nd & 23rd. It is estimated that around 1,100 artists will be taking part in the event and you get the chance to talk to them, learn more about their work and buy something unique for yourself or as a gift. Take a look at the website to find out more.
Remember that no matter why you want to visit Santa Fe in August, there is something for everyone! Don’t forget to book your lodging as far in advance as possible! Our Santa Fe bed & breakfast is located just a couple blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza.